• Shamya Dasgupta

    by Shamya Dasgupta
The glory of No. 1, the poignancy of No. 2

The glory of No. 1, the poignancy of No. 2

The tale of a winner is often overwhelming, but grace in defeat makes the runner-up the equivalent of a champion read more

Administrative short shrift pulling Indian sport down

For all the flak they have received, the BCCI has walked the talk; other bodies have badly read more

The commitment game: Is Paes the equal of Tendulkar?

While the cricket legend’s dedication to the cause was almost always exemplary, the tennis ace has read more

Good guy Jason, troubled captain Holder

There’s something inherently likeable about the West Indies skipper, but he’s a cricketer struggling to read more

A Murali doosra like no other

The offspinner’s presence in the Australian camp is evidence that he has moved on from an unsavoury past

A melodious main track, and jarring accoutrements

As the IPL has exemplified, sport in India has moved beyond the frills; organisers of the Vijender-Hope bout refused to embrace that truism

Sort out the pitches and grounds, let the bats be

The debate on bat sizes has amped up in the last few days; for bowlers to remain relevant, however, they need helpful surfaces

Tiered Test cricket the way forward

Context can only be a good thing, while the meeting of Indian cricket's best minds augurs well for the future

The Tendulkar goal that Messi failed to score

Argentina’s talisman didn’t lose because he missed a spot kick, he lost because he quit – something the cricketing legend never did

Pink-ball cricket – a step in the right direction, but no more

While every measure possible to draw crowds to the five-day game must be employed, overreach isn’t quite the solution

The Ganguly hand in Bengal’s vision for 2020

They have the right preparation, a first-class support staff and a nucleus of talented players – can the side take the leap forward this season?

An immortal among us mice – Muhammad Ali, forever The Greatest

His impact was not just on boxing, but on sport, on the world at large, on generations – and his loss is personal

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